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by Katy133
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Characterization
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Characterization

1.What do you love most about creating a character, and why? I like two main things: Firstly, the character's visual design. This is probably because of my animation background, so I like using the character's design to help show what they're like. And secondly, I like figuring out what their speech...
by Katy133
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: SOLVED - Need Help with Name Filter Coding
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Need Help with Name Filter Coding

I've written a tutorial about this. :) I've also pulled out some of the code I used for one of my games, The Heart of Tales: #Choose a name. #Character limit: 10/Elizabeths should be the longest name possible. $ name = renpy.input("Her name was...", length=10) $ name = name.strip() # The .strip() in...
by Katy133
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Character Customization Coding: How to do Boy/girl and Skintone?

This tutorial and demo from Ren'Py's Cookbook should have what you need. :)

Hope this helps!
by Katy133
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [redacted] Life (Horror/Comedy) (NaNoRenO 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 6208

Re: [redacted] Life (Horror/Comedy) (NaNoRenO 2016)

You're planning maybe to make something similiar? I mean with this twisted plot and all? [Cuz I'll be looking forward for these kind of games.] I like switching genres, so although I don't have plans on making another horror game (not for long time, anyway), I do plan on making more visual novels t...
by Katy133
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Encyclopaedia / Bestiary Framework
Replies: 31
Views: 7992

Re: Encyclopaedia / Bestiary Framework

Thank you so much for this framework!

I'm not sure if you've seen this already, or whether it can help you adjust the framework, but PyTom recently made a post about making a Codex/Wiki screen using Ren'Py's new GUI. The tutorial and coding can be found here.
by Katy133
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Group Interactions
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Group Interactions

Some good examples are Night in the Woods and the first season of Stranger Things. They both have groups of friends and characters who join together to defeat something bigger than themselves. And before that, the audience learns about each character through their interactions. I'd say use a "story ...
by Katy133
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique

I guess what I'm looking for are some arguments for why the MC should care about learning all the details beyond when and where. I also love reading everyone's input. If I could go back to my example of using The Sexy Brutale, I'd like to explain what it does in the tutorial level (since that's the...
by Katy133
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Teaching Renpy to my elementary school students
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Teaching Renpy to my elementary school students

I think teaching the students how to make a small visual novel from beginning to end would be a good idea. Maybe (to teach them basic programming in Ren'Py), have the game they make include choices and multiple endings. That would require them to learn how to code choices, routes (labels), and a poi...
by Katy133
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique

I appreciate everyone for their suggestions. I've been able to straighten out the plot. Most of the issues I ran into have been resolved. I am still trying to figure out how the player figures out WHEN the crimes happen. (As in day and time.) Each premonition could show a clock in the background or...
by Katy133
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: You're playing an infant - scene ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: You're playing an infant - scene ideas?

Playing as an infant sounds interesting! For ideas, you may consider using surreal imagery and symbolism to portray how an infant may see the big, wide world (like showing scary things as monsters, or giving the player character a Teddy bear who talks to them), similar to the adventure game, Among t...
by Katy133
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How to Draw Panoramic Rooms?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: How to Draw Panoramic Rooms?

@pupptbomb: Regarding the horizon line, that's a useful observation. Thanks! Knowing that makes things seem a lot clearer, because while the floor-meeting-the-walls are really curved and warped, the horizon line is always linear. Okay, I've made a new discovery. I made a draw-over of the panorama fr...
by Katy133
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having trouble with world building
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Having trouble with world building

Speaking of tropes, if you're worried about not being original or fresh, you may want to look up TV Tropes' articles of the Masquerade and how various films/books/game/etc approach this idea. The examples listed may give you some new ideas. You may want to go even further back in time and read about...
by Katy133
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Switching POV for one scene?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Switching POV for one scene?

I think doing this right at the beginning makes it feel less weird (if you did it in the middle of the story only once, it might have felt like cheating because it's breaking pre-established "rules" you've set up for the reader). Remember to give each of your main characters distinct personalities a...
by Katy133
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique

Also study other works that explore this idea (a MC who tries to prevent a crime that they know is going to happen). Look at how they approached it and ask yourself questions like, "What do I like about this?" "What aspects do I NOT like?" "How could I make this idea better or different?" Here is a ...
by Katy133
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What Do YOU Prefer When Playing a VN?
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: What Do YOU Prefer When Playing a VN?

1. Do you prefer if the setting is in Japan or the West (America, Italy, UK, etc.) A: The West. I'm Canadian, so I'm extra-interested in VNs set in Canada because I have a personal connection to the place. 2. Do you prefer a Western art style, traditional anime art style, or a combination in between...